House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said at a press briefing Thursday that Obamacare was an “overwhelming success.”
“By and large [Obamacare] has been overwhelmingly successful, not 100 percent,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi blamed Republicans for any problems that Obamacare has faced: “The money was there to mitigate for [high-risk pools]. The Republicans would not allow us to spend the money once they had the majority.”
Pressed on her claim of Obamacare’s success, Pelosi doubled down and repeated the claim.
Under Obamacare, premiums have continued to rise, with Chris Conover of Forbes writing, “there was no evidence that Obamacare had slowed down the rate of health insurance premium increases faced by workers relative to the rise in wages.”
Meanwhile much of the country has seen all but one or two insurance providers leaving their markets, according to The New York Times. The de facto monopolies that these insurance providers enjoy denies Americans the ability to choose a health insurance plan that suits their needs.
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Warren attended a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of former Wall Street executive whose company is responsible “for the greatest amount of known foreign-connected money in U.S. elections.”
7.17.17 3:01 pmRNC Chair: It’s Time to Show Americans That the Republican Party Can Govern
“Now it’s our time to show not only that we can repeal and replace Obamacare…but also that we can govern,” Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Monday.
7.17.17 11:06 amNew NRSC Ad Hits 2018 Dems for Their Support of Obamacare
“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
7.13.17 12:09 pmJeff Sessions Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Crackdown in US History
The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.